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The Lion's Roar

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ratings: #220 / 955
Year End Rank: #47
User Score
Based on 103 ratings
2012 Ratings: #149
January 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Wichita / Label
Folk Pop, Indie Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

Beneath the toe-tapping slices of traditional country and folk are heartbreakingly sad lyrics that defy the Soderbergs’ ages

80
The 405

The Lion’s Roar is a bold, beautiful and assertive record that broods in all the right places but still manages to sound uplifting.

80
Under The Radar

Throughout, the lyrics ring with honesty and charm, the phrasing gently off at times, emphasizing a missed moment, a passing fancy.

80
NME

‘The Lion’s Roar’ is the sound of a duo growing up and out. And it’s pretty perfect.

78
Beats Per Minute

The Lion’s Roar is a quality release, but due to the stand out tracks being placed at the front and the end, the middle section feels weaker than it is

76
Pitchfork

Thanks to Mogis, The Lion's Roar would sound like a very good album even if it wasn’t one-- but likewise would be stunning even if the band had been left to its own devices.

70
Consequence of Sound

It weaves a pleasingly expanded set of instruments and styles, all under the watchful eye of producer Mike Mogis

70
PopMatters

At its best, The Lion’s Roar is a staggering, beautiful recreation of the sounds of Americana long gone

SebastianWolf
69
The Lion's Roar is at times GREAT. When instrumentally stripped or simplified, First Aid Kit sound fantastic. The album sadly feels a little trivial, and it's therefore not the most interesting listen all the way through.

Fav: To a Poet // Emmylou // King of the World // The Lion's Roar
90
The best song by miles: To a poet!

Also great ' I found a way '
rosevean
72
The Lion's Roar, Emmylou
Hops
78
Top 5 Tracks
- Emmylou
- King of the World
- Blue
- The Lion's Roar
- In the Hearts of Men
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
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MISC LISTS

#79/Paste (Indie Folk)

Track List

  1. The Lion's Roar 
  2. Emmylou 
  3. In the Hearts of Men 
  4. Blue 
  5. This Old Routine 
  6. To a Poet 
  7. I Found a Way 
  8. Dance to Another Tune 
  9. New Year's Eve 
  10. King of the World
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Added on: December 30, 2011